Exploring The Architecture Of "My Lord’s Gift": An Analysis Of A Ca. 1658 - Ca.1750 Archaeological Site In Queen Anne, County, Maryland
An archaeological rescue project in 1990 on the "My Lord’s Gift" site (18QU30) in Queen Anne, County, Maryland revealed a fascinating complex of colonial structures. This tract was granted by Lord Baltimore in 1658 to Henry Coursey, an Irish immigrant and important official in the colony’s government. Excavators found a variety of architecture represented at the site. The largest building they uncovered was the substantial cobble stone foundation of an unusual T-Plan house with a massive three-hearth central chimney and a porch tower. Directly adjacent to this structure was an earthfast kitchen having a large gable chimney. Three storage pits were associated with this kitchen and several outbuildings uncovered nearby. Archaeology demonstrates that these buildings were all constructed ca. 1675-1685. This paper evaluates the archaeological evidence collected from the site and presents an interpretation of Coursey’s buildings in the context of Chesapeake architectural development.
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Exploring The Architecture Of "My Lord’s Gift": An Analysis Of A Ca. 1658 - Ca.1750 Archaeological Site In Queen Anne, County, Maryland. Henry M Miller, Jay Custer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435531)
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